Standardized keyboard shortcut to paste PRIMARY?
thiago at kde.org
Sun Feb 18 09:06:32 PST 2007
Laurence Darby wrote:
>I'm new to this list... maybe you'll think I'm beating a dead horse
>that is really starting to smell, but IMHO it is still galloping round
>the field. I spent all yesterday and this morning searching for an
>answer, and found nothing satisfactory.
>Is there a standard that specifies a keyboard shortcut for pasting the
No, I don't think so.
>If not, why not?
Because PRIMARY is a mouse-only thing. You set it with the mouse and you
paste it with the mouse too.
>Why I want one:
>Reaching for the mouse, moving the mouse to where I want to insert the
>text (which is already where the text cursor is 99% of the time)
>middle-clicking, then moving back to the keyboard again, is getting
>really bloody tiresome.
So use the CLIPBOARD. You can set it by using Ctrl+C and you can paste it
with the keyboard too. I don't see what your problem is.
If you have the text selected already, just hit Ctrl+C. You don't have to
move your hand to the keyboard again, unless you're left-handed and
you're handling your mouse with your left hand.
>Lastly there are managers like klipper which take a whole 20MB ram just
>to make selecting text set the CLIPBOARD, which is semi-acceptable to
>me but breaks CLIPBOARD functionality.
Selecting text = sets PRIMARY
Ctrl+C = sets CLIPBOARD
Those are two separate things and all modern applications follow that.
Some old ones (like Emacs) will completely ignore CLIPBOARD, though.
Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
PGP/GPG: 0x6EF45358; fingerprint:
E067 918B B660 DBD1 105C 966C 33F5 F005 6EF4 5358
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/attachments/20070218/cddba340/attachment.pgp
More information about the xdg